As far as we're concerned, there are two major historical periods in modern life: B.N. and A.N. (that's Before Netflix and After Netflix, just in case you were wondering).
Although the service has only offered streaming since 2007, we honestly can't even remember life without Netflix. Seriously, what was it even like to actually have to buy a boxed set of a TV show in order to binge? We know we did it, but it's been conveniently blocked out of our minds. We don't even like to admit it now, but, yes, we did pay over $100 for the entire collection of One Tree Hill DVDs. Not to mention the fact that drawing the blinds and settling in to watch, like, 15 hours of TV in a row was not nearly as socially acceptable 10 years ago as it is now.
Speaking of bingeing, have you watched these series from beginning to end yet? Because if you haven't, you really should.
Originally published July 2015. Updated July 2017.